Tragically, one in four women, or 250,000 families, will lose a baby during pregnancy or birth in the UK every year. At Tommy’s, we think this is unacceptable. We want to make sure that no mother ever has to leave the hospital without their baby.
Whether you can offer a one-off donation or a multi-year grant, your support will make pregnancy safer for more women and give more babies a healthy start in life.
Why support Tommy's?
Your gift could save babies' lives
You could support worried parents-to-be
Our midwife-led PregnancyLine supports worried mothers and their partners via telephone, email and social media. By offering evidence-based information, practical advice and sensitive support, we empower women to improve their chances of having a healthy baby.Hide details
Your funding will go further
The Tommy’s approach is to provide seed funding to research centres that enables them to grow year on year by attracting funding from the NHS, universities and other research organisations.
We estimate that every £1 donated will leverage at least £5 of funding in five years’ time.
This means that a donation of £100,000 could result in £500,000 additional funding.Hide details
Our trust and foundation supporters
Tommy’s is grateful to have the committed support of several trusts and foundations.
The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation has committed a significant gift this year to support the vital work of our research midwives at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
The Foundation was established in 2012 by a legacy from the late Lord Wolfson. His written wishes were that Lady Wolfson should continue his good work and play an important lifetime role in the work he so loved and found fulfilling and important for the future.
Tommy’s work reflects a cause that is close to Lady Wolfson’s heart. Her own personal experience means she is passionate about helping women to give birth safely.
By supporting Tommy’s, she is ensuring that fewer women will have difficult pregnancies and births and that more will be able to have a healthy baby.
If you would like to discuss how you could support Tommy’s through a trust please contact:
020 7398 3447
In addition to our core work on miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth and pre-eclampsia, Tommy’s also funds projects that research the effects of lifestyle and well-being on pregnancy and on the later life of the child.
When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation it is called a stillbirth. Incredibly, over 3,500 babies are stillborn every year in the UK and many of these deaths remain unexplained. Tommy’s research is dedicated to improving these shocking statistics.
Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK and many suffer lifelong consequences as a result. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal death in the UK.
Miscarriage affects 200,000 couples every year in the UK, with 85% of miscarriages happening in the first 12 weeks. Often parents receive no answers to their questions. We want to change that.
Jo from Intrepid Bebe has written a beautiful poem about her time in hospital with her premature baby girl.
Paulo and Melinda Almeida became founding members of our new giving club Tommy’s25 after benefiting from pioneering research and care at Tommy’s Maternal and Fetal Reseach Centre in London.
'I was able to enjoy my pregnancy knowing that I had been given the best treatment possible and there was never any sign of pre-term labour.'
Tara gave birth to Felix under the care of Professor Shennan and the team at Tommy's Pre-term clinic at St Tomas' Hospital, London.
'Our world came crashing down. Saying goodbye to her was the hardest thing my husband and I have ever had to do and we will never forget our beautiful daughter'
I knew that the second pregnancy would be difficult but nothing prepared me for the anxiety I felt at every stage of the pregnancy.
'We're massively grateful and so appreciative that the clinic improved our pregnancy and certainly made it much easier for us'
Clayre and George had baby Lachlan thanks to the care of the Tommy's Metabolic Antenatal Clinic at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Tommy’s supporter Niamh Corrigan’s life was tragically taken in a road accident in 2015. Since her death, friends and family have raised enough money to run a Tommy’s Research Clinic in her name.
Following her experience with baby Olivia, tragically born sleeping, Jenny advises all expectant mothers not to leave a midwife appointment feeling daft for asking 'silly questions.'
'Our baby granddaughter Erin died at 3 weeks old and our grandson Daniel was in hospital for an extended period'
Last year's Fayre & Square Family Superstar Award winners Linda and David Carr took this title for the outstanding care and attention they gave their daughter when she went into early labour. They tell us what this award meant to them.
After a text book pregnancy, Kate Crussell was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 39 weeks.